Didn’t see these published anywhere else. Got from a random e-mail list I’m in. Some of them truly entertaining.
From The Weakest Link (BBC2):
Robinson: In Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy, the third and final book is called The Return Of The… what?
From Quiz Night (BBC Radio Lancashire):
Question: Who discovered gravity when an apple fell from a tree and landed on his head?
Answer: William Tell.
From See Hear Saturday (BBC2):
Lara Crooks: What is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
From Steve Wright in the Afternoon (BBC Radio 2):
Wright: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loincloth did he play?
From Richard Dawson in Family Feud:
Dawson: What month does a woman begin to look pregnant?
From Trivial Pursuit.
Q: What European country founded Brazil?
Q: This city, whose name means “Eastern Capital,” is the capital of Japan.
A: Hong Kong
Q: Name a black and yellow insect.
A: A giraffe
(From Family Feud:)
Name something with a hole in it – Window
Name a non-living object with legs – Plant
Name somewhere you might have to stand in a queue – the middle.
Name an animal that’s hard to tell what sex it is – an elephant.
Name something you find under the seat of your car – a gun
Name some famous brothers: Bonnie and Clyde
Name something made of wool: Sheep
The last thing you take off before going to bed: Your feet
Name a country that has a lot of snow. – Alaska
Name a famous fictional bear – Polar
Name a way you toast someone. – Over a fire
Name something you feel before you buy it – Excited.
Name a country that starts and ends with the letter ‘A’. – Africa.
Name something found in an operating room – Operator
(from the Weakest Link)
Ann Robinson: An image of a cedar tree appears on the flag of which Middle Eastern country with a coastline on the Mediterranean?
Der schwächste fliegt (Weakest Link):
“Apocalypse Now” has which war as a background? – Star Wars
Q: Name something you’d put in a gardening shed.
A: A gardener.
(From “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”)
Question: “This animal needs to keep moving to survive”: A. Shark B. Hummingbird C. Tiger D. Alligator
Contestant: “Well, I ain’t never seen a hummingbird stop, so it must be “B-Hummingbird!”
THE WEAKEST LINK
Anne Robinson: Which Italian city is overlooked by Vesuvius?
Robinson: What insect is commonly found hovering above lakes?
Contestant (interrupting): Pass!
Anne Robinson: In olden times, what were minstrels, travelling entertainers or chocolate salesmen?
Contestant: Chocolate salesmen.
Robinson: The Bible, the New Testament. The Four Gospels were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and…?
Contestant: (long pause) Joe?
Something a blind man might use? A Sword
Name the capital of France? F
Name an occupation where you might need a torch? A burglar
Where is the Taj Mahal? Opposite the Dental Hospital
What is Hitler’s first name? Heil
Some famous brothers? Bonnie and Clyde.
A dangerous race? The Arabs
Something that floats in a bath? Water
An item of clothing worn by the Three Musketeers? A horse
A famous Royal? Mail
Something that flies that doesn’t have an engine? A bicycle with wings
A famous bridge? The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Something a cat does? Goes to the toilet
Something you do in the bathroom? Decorate
Something associated with pigs? The Police
Something you do before you go to bed? Sleep
Something you put on walls? A roof
Something sold by gypsies? Bananas
RADIO LINCS PHONE-IN
Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?
Presenter: I was really after the name of a country.
Contestant: I’m sorry, I don’t know the names of any countries in Spain.
STEVE WRIGHT SHOW, RADIO 2
Wright: On which continent would you find the River Danube?
Wright: What is the Italian word for motorway?
Wright: What is the capital of Australia? And it’s not Sydney.
DARYL’S DRIVETIME, VIRGIN RADIO
Daryl Denham: In which country would you spend shekels?
Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.
Contestant: Iceland? Ireland?
Denham (helpfully): It’s a bad line. Did you say Israel?